Kapow! Now You Know: Pumpkin Seeds

Kapow! Now You Know: Pumpkin Seeds

August 14, 2017

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Pumpkin Seeds

Origin: Mexico, North America

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Affirmation: I feel safe to be me.

Pumpkin seeds are rich in vitamins, healthy fats, nutrients, a high source of magnesium and zinc. They are rich in fiber, plant protein and full of antioxidants. These little seeds are packed with all things health, making them a staple in any healthy diet.

Reduce Inflammation

  • High in antioxidants and Vitamin E
  • Protect against inflammatory diseases

Lower Cancer Risks

  • Cancer of the stomach, breast, lungs, prostate, and colon
  • Especially breast cancer of women who are in menopause because they are a high source of lignans, which is believed to play a role in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer

High Source of Magnesium

  • Aids in controlling blood pressure, reduces heart attacks, maintain and form healthy bones and regulates blood sugar levels

Improve Heart Health with Pumpkin Seeds

  • Loaded with antioxidants, zinc, magnesium and fatty acids which contribute to a healthy heart
  • Nitric oxide found in pumpkin seeds has shown to expand blood vessels, improving blood flow and reducing plaque in the arteries

Improve Quality of Sleep

  • Pumpkin seeds provide a high source of tryptophan and amino acid that promote sleep
  • 1 gram can help improve the quality of sleep, and the zinc and magnesium are important for the production of melatonin (the sleep hormone) helping you to regulate your sleep cycle

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Much love to Rebecca Hammond of Girls Get It - our go-to Nutritionist and Personal Trainer for sharing all this amazing knowledge.